American Express Card Referral Bonuses – Starwood Card Increased to 30,000 Bonus Starpoints for New Card Members

American Express card members can get special referral bonuses when you refer your friends to apply for a new American Express card account.

If you are an American Express card member, you can earn a bonus reward when your friends and family get an American Express card via your referral.

Plus, your friends will also receive a bonus reward when signing up for a new American Express card via your referral, so both you and your friends will benefit.

However, the new card member bonus is usually the same as the standard offer from American Express, so there is not a higher bonus available for new card members exclusively through the referral program.

Starwood Consumer and Business Cards Offer 30,000 Bonus Starpoints

Current Starwood consumer and business card members can earn 5,000 bonus Starpoints for each approved referral, for up to 55,000 Starpoints per calendar year.

Plus, for a limited time, new card members that sign up through a current card member’s referral email can earn up to 30,000 bonus Starpoints.

New members will earn 10,000 Starpoints after your first purchase on the card and an additional 20,000 Starpoints after you make $5,000 in purchases within your first 6 months of card membership.

Referrals need to occur by June 30, 2014, and the new card member must be approved by June 30, 2014, in order to be eligible for this limited-time offer.

Starwood Card Referral Form Links

Starwood Consumer Card Referral Form Link

Starwood Business Card Referral Form Link

How To Receive a Starwood Card Referral Email

If you would like to sign up for a new Starwood card to take advantage of this promotion, you can feel free to email toby.kaplan@gmail.com to request your referral.

Current Starwood card members may also feel free to post your contact information in the comments section below this article in order to exchange referrals with other readers.

How To Refer New American Express Card Members

1. Just visit the American Express Referral Program Page and log in to your American Express card account in order to see the bonuses that you and your friends will earn.

2. Once you log in, you’ll see which of your American Express cards is available for the referral program.

3. Select the card that you would like to refer and complete the referral form with the names and email addresses of your friends.

4. When your referrals apply and are approved for the card through your referral link via the email you send them, you will earn your referral bonus.

5. The referral bonus will be credited to your account within 6 to 8 weeks of your referral’s account approval date.

American Express Card Referral Program Details

Terms for Referrer:

The referral offers are available online only to Basic Card Members.

You must allow 6 to 8 weeks for the referral bonus to post to your account after each referred individual is approved for the card.

You cannot earn a referral bonus for those who currently have the card you recommended or for individuals who have been referred by someone else.

The individuals you refer may not receive the referral email if they have previously “opted out” of receiving email marketing communications from American Express.

In order to receive the referral bonus, your account must be active and in good standing at the time of fulfillment.

The value of the referral bonus may be taxable income to you, and you are responsible for any federal or state taxes resulting from the referral bonus.

Terms for Referee:

For new card members who are referred, you may not be eligible for the welcome bonus offer if you are identified as a current American Express card member.

The referral bonus offers are also not available to applicants who have had the same product within the last 12 months or any other consumer ZYNC, Green or Gold Card, or Platinum Card account within the last 90 days (if you are being referred to select consumer cards like the Premier Rewards Gold Card).

I would guess that these referral bonus offers aren’t available to new applicants if you’ve ever had the same card previously, just like the other American Express offers are only available 1 time per life now, but the referral program terms may not have been fully updated at this point.

Examples of American Express Card Referrals

American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card

If you have the Premier Rewards Gold Card, you can earn 5,000 Membership Rewards points for each approved referral for up to 55,000 points per calendar year.

Your referrals will earn 25,000 points after $2,000 in purchases within 3 months, which is the standard offer, although new card applicants may be able to find a Bigger AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card Bonus instead.

Starwood Preferred Guest Personal Credit Card

If you have a Starwood consumer card, you can earn 5,000 bonus Starpoints for each approved referral.

Plus, your referrals can earn up to 30,000 bonus Starpoints through June 30, 2014, which includes 10,000 Starpoints after the first purchase on the card and an extra 20,000 Starpoints after $5,000 in purchases within the first 6 months of card membership.

Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card

If you have a Starwood business card, you can earn 5,000 bonus Starpoints for each approved referral.

Plus, your referrals can earn up to 30,000 bonus Starpoints through June 30, 2014, which includes 10,000 Starpoints after the first purchase on the card and an extra 20,000 Starpoints after $5,000 in purchases within the first 6 months of card membership.

Exchange American Express Card Referrals

If you are an American Express card member with access to the referral program, please feel free to exchange referrals with potential new American Express card members in the comments below this article.

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